Surgery can be an important step on the path to excellent health for many dogs and cats. While most healthy pets have a spay or neuter surgery in their first year of life, at Long Lake Animal Hospital our capabilities go beyond routine surgeries to include the treatment of diseases and injuries and various elective procedures. Our veterinary team combines their compassion and skill to perform every surgery safely and with complete dedication to your pet’s health and comfort.
How to Make Your Pet’s Recovery Easier (for Them and for You)
Dogs and cats aren’t always the most compliant patients during the critical post-operative healing process. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when you bring your pet home from surgery:
- Activity restriction is essential to preventing post-operative complications. Keep your pet on a leash when outside, and generally confined at home to avoid any running, jumping, or playing with other furry friends.
- Protect your pet’s incision from licking and scratching with the help of an e-collar or snug T-shirt. Pets can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time!
- Check the incision daily for swelling, oozing, redness, odor, and torn stitches. Keep the skin clean and free of any discharge but do not disrupt the incision.